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The Resource Rupert Brooke : life, death and myth, Nigel Jones

Rupert Brooke : life, death and myth, Nigel Jones

Label
Rupert Brooke : life, death and myth
Title
Rupert Brooke
Title remainder
life, death and myth
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A candid, sometimes shocking, biography of Rupert Brooke reveals the very different reality behind the golden-boy facade of an English literary icon. Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 9 5. The 27-year-old author of the patriotic sonnet 'The Soldier' was buried in a grave strewn with olive branches and scented with sage. All England mourned his passing. But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered a mental and physical collapse that brought his inner complexities to the surface. Letters reveal a man who was sexually ambivalent, misogynistic, anti-Semitic - and sometimes alarmingly unstable. This revised edition of Nigel Jones's admired biography, with a new chapter on a previously unknown affair of Brooke's, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary myth
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKBOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Nigel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brooke, Rupert
  • Poets, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Rupert Brooke : life, death and myth, Nigel Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: London: Richard Cohen, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053988690
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xix, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781857168
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)897464282
Label
Rupert Brooke : life, death and myth, Nigel Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: London: Richard Cohen, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053988690
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xix, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781857168
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)897464282

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